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Manager, Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative

The Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative (CTCRI) is a collaboration among a group of Canadian agencies and governments. Its mission is to stimulate, coordinate and sustain research that has a direct impact on tobacco control. Toward that end, the CTCRI funds innovative, relevant research and works to facilitate knowledge exchange and linkage between researchers, those responsible for program/policy development, and those who implement program/policy changes. (For more information, see the CTCRI website at

As part of the CTCRI staff team, the Manager provides leadership to activities that further the CTCRI mission.
JOB # CTCRI 04-02

Full-time (35 hours/week), 2-year contract with possibility of renewal

Posted May 19, 2004

Deadline June 11, 2004

Location Toronto (Yonge and Summerhill), at the National Office of the

Canadian Cancer Society / National Cancer Institute of Canada

Duties will include

* Assist in the development of overall work plans of the CTCRI, including identifying goals and objectives and estimating resources and timelines

* Plan and carry out specific projects that support the mission

* Establish and nurture partnerships and develop and maintain relationships with and among researchers, practitioners, and research funders

* Provide leadership to the development of improved knowledge exchange

systems in tobacco control

* Contribute to the CTCRI overall communications strategy, including

promotion of research opportunities and results through website, list

serves, workshops, and partnerships and reports to partners and the Board

* Manage the evaluation plan for the initiative

* Support working groups and the Board of Directors

Qualifications are

* Post-graduate degree in a health-related discipline or equivalent experience

* Knowledge of public health and health research issues

* Strong project-management skills, including scheduling tasks and budgeting

* Strong oral and written communication skills

* Experience in creating and managing networks, partnerships, linkages

* Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

* Attention to detail and production of high quality, accurate work

* Proficiency with MS Windows programs, including word processing,

spreadsheet, and database software programs (Word, Excel, Access)

* Non-smoker

Additional values include

* Familiarity with tobacco control research and policy, and knowledge of community

* Understanding of knowledge exchange/transfer/translation issues

* Bilingual in French and English

Send resume and cover letter to

Attn: Job #CTCRI 04-02

c/o Sarah Namer

Canadian Cancer Society/National Cancer Institute of Canada

10 Alcorn Avenue, Suite 210

Toronto, ON M4V 3B1

Fax: (416) 961-4189